Why I’m Thankful to Work as an Occupational Therapist
During the past 20+ years working as an occupational therapist, I learn more than I teach every single day.
Since my first day of practice, I’ve come to realize that the occupational therapy field is filled with incredibly smart, skilled, talented and experienced like minded individuals. Learning from and sharing experiences with my OT colleagues over the years has provided me with a wealth of information that I would like to give back to the OT community.
What started as a small list quickly grew as I began to record the individuals, mentors, organizations and resources that have helped me get to where I am today.
In the weeks and months ahead I will be posting a short #ThursdayThanks post each Thursday (holidays excepted) acknowledging the wonderful people, organizations and resources we as occupational therapists can rely on to help us learn and grow.
I hope you find these upcoming #ThursdayThanks posts helpful and informative.
American Occupational Therapy Association
I am a Canadian member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
I wonder if many American occupational therapists are members of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists? I became a member of AOTA when I first practiced in the USA over a decade ago. I let my membership lapse once I returned to practice in Canada but missed the access to the resources shared by AOTA, so I rejoined.
I read each issue of OT Practice magazine cover to cover! I like being connected to a larger North American community of occupational therapists (note that I always also choose to be a member of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists too). I learn a lot from my American cousins in occupational therapy!